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From Srinivasan Hariharan02 <Srinivasan_...@infosys.com>
Subject RE: Cube Creation for Hive Tables
Date Tue, 16 Jun 2015 13:22:03 GMT
Thanks Amareshwari. This partly answers my question. My need is, I have an  external dim table
in hive which uses Hbase storage handler.  So the data for this table is located in Hbase,
not directly under hdfs file location. So how can I create dimension for these kind of tables
in Lens without moving the data to HDFS.

Srinivasan Hariharan
Mob +91-9940395830

From: amareshwarisr . [mailto:amareshwari@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 6:16 PM
To: user@lens.incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: Cube Creation for Hive Tables

Srinivasan Hariharan,

I will try to explain how city table is created in examples. Let me see if that helps you?

If you see https://github.com/apache/incubator-lens/blob/master/lens-examples/src/main/resources/city.xml:


<x_dimension name="city" xmlns="uri:lens:cube:0.1" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
xsi:schemaLocation="uri:lens:cube:0.1 cube-0.1.xsd ">
    <dim_attribute name="id" type="INT"/>
    <dim_attribute name="name" type="STRING"/>
    <dim_attribute name="POI" type="ARRAY&lt;STRING&gt;" description="Point of
    <dim_attribute name="population" type="BIGINT" />
    <property name="dimension.city.timed.dimension" value="dt"/>

Above of definition of city defines dimension city and its attribute. This is only logical
table, not linked to any physical table.

Then we have https://github.com/apache/incubator-lens/blob/master/lens-examples/src/main/resources/city_table.xml
- Which defines the dimtable associated with dimension city

<x_dimension_table dimension_name="city" table_name="city_table" weight="10.0" xmlns="uri:lens:cube:0.1"
xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="uri:lens:cube:0.1
cube-0.1.xsd ">
    <column comment="ID" name="id" type="INT"/>
    <column comment="name" name="name" type="STRING"/>
    <column comment="Point of interests" name="POI" type="ARRAY&lt;STRING&gt;"/>
    <column comment="city population" name="population" type="BIGINT"/>
    <property name="city.prop" value="d1"/>
      <table_desc external="true" field_delimiter="," collection_delimiter=":" table_location="/tmp/examples/city">
          <column comment="Time column" name="dt" type="STRING"/>

Here the above definition will be mapped to table on HDFS - which is Text formatted with delimiters
specified above.

Are you looking for something which uses existing tables to create facts and dimensions -
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LENS-340 ? Right now, that feature is not there. Until
then you have to map lens created table as external table to your existing table.

For ex:
You have Hive table Table1 : col1, col2;

Create Dimension1 : col1, col2 as dim attributes - give schema for them.
Create DimTable1 : col1, col2 associated with Dimension1.

Then you should be good.

Let us know if above answers your query. Or let us know if you are looking for something else.


On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 1:02 PM, Srinivasan Hariharan02 <Srinivasan_H02@infosys.com<mailto:Srinivasan_H02@infosys.com>>

I have all my Dim tables in Hive, I want to create cube on top of these tables using lens.
Can anyone provide how ca I start doing that. I have checked the examples in the resources
directory under client folder. It doesn’t help much for creation of storage dim, facts from
hive tables. Help is much appreciated.

Srinivasan Hariharan
Mob +91-9940395830<tel:%2B91-9940395830>

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